The people in Okinawa Island in Japan are generally healthy.
They are not free from illness but they look youthful.
How can they achieve this?
The Okinawans consume a traditional diet consisting of plant food rich in antioxidants which are endowed with anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties.
The typical Okinawan foods are made of satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potato), soy-based foods (natto, miso, tofu), vegetables and grains coupled with fish, rice and some meat.
Satsumaimo: contains natural hyaluronic acids that help to reduce wrinkles, improve complexion and bone join health.; contains natural vitamin E that helps improve brain funcation by protecting it from free radical cell damage.
Please note that hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG), which is a substance that attaches to collagen and elastin to form cartilage. HA not only helps keep the cartilage that cushions joints strong and flexible, but also helps increase supplies of joint-lubricating synovial fluid.
Natto & miso: help stimulate pituitary gland to produce fresh new cells to nourish the body.
Tofu: contains natural soy isoflavones that help build stronger bones; contains natural antioxidants to reduce free radical cell damage.